Saturday, June 9, 2012

Snapshot Saturday - The most serious nurse you'll ever meet :)


I've been planning all week to share with you some of the photos I've been taking for Fat Mum Slim's PhotoADay June...and if you've not heard of this fantastic photo project, go ahead on over and take a look :) 

But...

As expected at my house, life gets in the way of even the best laid blogging plans. 

My youngest went to the movie last night with one of her favorite babysitters and came home with 103 fever :(   That fever climbed to 103.4 before I could get it managed.
You can only imagine how bad the youngest felt...bloodshot eyes, red cheeks, skin hot to the touch, and twice she vomited.

The 2nd time the youngest vomited, Layla had had enough.  
My husband just about had to drag her out of the bathroom to get her out of the way.  
Layla was in full fight mode...whatever was hurting her girl was fixin' to get it!  

She climbed up on the bed and rested right at the youngest's feet until I got up to go refill the ice chips.  I came back to find Layla in my spot in the bed :/  with a look on her face like, "Don't even think about asking me to move."
I didn't.




The youngest slept on and off most of the morning and finally the fever broke around 2 pm.  She started pulling covers off and I knew we had made some progress.  She's moved to the couch now, and I'm disinfecting the bedroom and everything and everybody in my house.  I go a little nuts when folks get sick :/

Maybe next week I'll get to the PhotoADay pictures...
just as a teaser, I'll share this one...the one I would most like right now...


Snapshot Saturday is hosted by Alyce @ At Home with Books

27 comments:

  1. I love that photo and your take on the dog's bedside manner. I have a cat who takes household illnesses *very* seriously and will stay put next to us the entire time we're in bed, with a knack of curling up and purring near whatever body part seems to be out of joint. I swear, a cat's purr has healing powers.

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    1. Isn't it something how they can just sense what's happening! My oldest daughter says Layla thinks Reagan is her puppy :)

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  2. Oh my gosh, your dog is amaaazing! And also, your poor daughter! I've got a temperature of about 100 point something right now and I feel TERRIBLE, so I can only imagine how bad she must have felt! Hope she feels much better soon (ps and if she does, send Layla over to nurse me, yes?

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  3. Hmmm, suddenly I'm thirsty!

    I'm sorry she got the bug. Everyone in my house (except for me, knock on wood) has had the crud. Not fever but head cold stuff. And animals just know when their people are sick or sad and are in need of fixing. Sweet little doggy. I hope your youngest feels better soon.

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    1. When Reagan had the flu last year, Layla stayed right by her side the first 48 hours (which were the absolute worst)...I think they can smell the danger and of course they can sense the sick person's fear and anxiety as well as the anxiety of those who are trying to take care of the sick one. Must be pretty frustrating for them not to be able to think it through...and a relief when the anxious smells start to dissipate!

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  4. Glad the fever broke, hope she is on the mend now :)

    Animals have amazing senses for things like this, don't they? I had to have a minor procedure at the hospital last year and was bed ridden for a few days afterwards. My cat followed me everywhere and slept next to me. Sounds like Layla has the same sense!

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    1. I've read that their sense of smell is almost bionic...we must evoke some kinds of smells associated with our emotions/body chemistry etc. and they pick up on it. Gotta love pets like ours :)

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  5. Glad your daughter's on the mend, and you've got the most amazing dog ever. There must be a really strong bond between them.

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    1. When we first got Layla, I knew she would eventually be bigger than my youngest daughter Reagan. So, Reagan went with me to all our training sessions and practiced with Layla herself. (We'd had a bad experience with a Rottweiler and I didn't want the experience repeated, nor did I want Reagan to be afraid of dogs) Layla learned when she was puppy that Reagan was a "pack leader" just as much as me. Now that Layla is physically larger than Reagan I think she takes her responsibility as Reagan's protector very seriously :) She's a very good dog :):)

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  6. Aww, reminds me of Nana in Peter Pan, the very protective nurse-dog. I hope your youngest is feeling better!

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  7. We call Layla Nana a lot! :) So funny :)

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  8. Oh dear, how miserable. I hope she feels better soon. Your dog is so sweet! She reminds me of the dog we had growing up - very loyal and lovable.

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    1. My husband and I had a great dog the first 13 years of our marriage...the older girls were little during the 2nd half of that time...when that dog died, I didn't know if we'd ever have another one as good as she was. And, we do :) There's nothing like a good dog :)

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  9. Great pictures! What a sweet, sweet dog :-)

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  10. Poor girl! I hope she gets better soon! I love how Layla is taking care of her.


    Here's my Snapshot

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    1. Layla is very sweet but also very protective when she thinks one of us is threatened...a very good dog :)

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  11. Oh how sweet that Layla is. Hope the girl is better soon.

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    1. Thanks, Diane...she's a good one, all right :)

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  12. What a sweet and loving dog! I hope that your daughter continues to feel better and that everyone else in the house stays healthy too.

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  13. What can be better on a summer's day - a cool drink and a faithful dog?

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    1. a couple of cool drinks and a faithful dog? ;)

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  14. Nothing is sweeter than a pet taking care of a loved one. If my pup even hears me sniffle that dog is all over me, checking me out!

    Hope your little one is better today! Sounds like she got hit with a nasty bug.

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    1. It's times like these when I can't understand how people can not like dogs...but I'm assuming they don't like them bc their experiences were not quite as positive as mine have been :(
      The little one is almost back in full force...but the middle one got hit with it today...she's already on the mend after 24 hours though so it must have been a lighter case.
      Lord, don't let my husband get it :/ ;)

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  15. What a great dog Layla is. I can see she is taking her role as protector very seriously. Hope no one else came down with that nasty bug.

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